Power spike disrupts Dubai Metro stations

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By Janice Ponce de Leon, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Commuters who used the Dubai Metro on Saturday evening had to walk up and down Metro station escalators after a 10-minute power failure caused both the Red and Green Lines to stop functioning.

“We were coming from the Business Bay station when the lift and the escalators suddenly stopped working. When we reached the Burjuman station, there was no power on the lifts as well,” Irish, a regular commuter told Gulf News. “In my case I am not affected. But it’s a pity to see the elderly and children who had to go up and down the stairs.”

Jean, another commuter, said: “A power disruption for one day is fine. But if it happens every day, then it’s a cause for alarm.”

Mohammad Al Mudharreb, Director of Rail Operations Department at the Roads and Transport Authority, told Gulf News: “The Dubai Metro experienced a power spike at 5.54pm but power was resumed within a minute. It didn’t affect the operations of the Metro but it affected the power supply to the facilities inside the station.” More info